Ash Flat Man Shot By Police After Exchanging Gun Fire

Arkansas State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Sharp County.

According to a press release, 28 year old, Jerod White was shot by officers after brandishing a weapon and shooting at police. The incident occurred around 6:45 pm when officers went to a residence on 62/412 around 6:45pm.

The original call was a man outside with a gun, as police arrived the suspect fired at officers then retreated to a camper trailer.

Police contacted the suspect and attempted to get him to surrender, around 10pm he exited the camper still brandishing the weapon and fired on police a second time. Officers returned fire hitting the suspect.

Suspect Jerod White was flown by a medical hospital to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

Hardy Police, Highland Police and Sharp County were all involved in the incident.